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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Trash becomes teen's prom night treasure

Prom checklist: Dinner. The limo. The corsage. The makeup.  And, of course, the perfect dress.

With prom just around the corner here and elsewhere, teens and their parents are preparing to dish out some serious cash making sure the night they spend dancing away with longtime friends, possibly for the last time, is an unforgettable one.

Cue one ingenious teen from Michigan, who not only ensured the night was memorable, but no doubt also cut down on expenses.

Her secret weapon? Diane McNease created her prom dress out of 18,000 Starburst candy wrappers.


Gives a new meaning to the phrase "eye candy"!

The young DIY Diva, who says the project took nearly two years to complete, says friends helped her eat the candies and donated wrappers to her cause.

Homemade prom dresses and even those made of Starburst wrappers, media reports show, are nothing new. But Diane's work has been compared to the runway fashions of Italian designer Ottavio "Tai" Missoni. More photos of the dress are here.

No word on the actual cost of the dress and matching headband and purse, but let's hope the project didn't instead result in higher dental bills for Diane and her friends.

What do you think: Is this ensemble runway worthy?

--Deal Diva Keyonna

Photo credit: WLUC-TV


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 10:18am]


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